Crime data losses come to light – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“Murder case notes, a gangster dossier and papers detailing threats to the UK were all found in Greater Manchester after being lost by the authorities.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2008

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Lords refuse to continue hearing case against Simon Mann – The Times

Posted February 7th, 2008 in appeals, conspiracy, damages, jurisdiction by sally

“A landmark case collapsed in unprecedented fashion today as the House of Lords refused to continue hearing a claim brought by Equatorial Guinea against the alleged plotters of a failed coup because it will not allow one of the defendants to meet with his lawyers.”

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The Times, 7th February 2008

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Archbishop backs sharia law for British Muslims – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“The Archbishop of Canterbury prompted controversy today when he said the introduction of sharia law for British Muslims was ‘unavoidable’.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2008

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British Energy wins fight to keep power station – The Times

Posted February 7th, 2008 in energy, news by sally

“British Energy looks set to keep control of Eggborough, its last remaining coal-fired power station, after a court blocked a proposed takeover plan organised by the investment bank Credit Suisse.”

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The Times, 7th February 2008
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Agency workers do not have automatic employees rights, even after years – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 7th, 2008 in casual workers, news by sally

“Agency workers do not have the same rights as employees, the Court of Appeal has ruled, handing businesses a victory in ongoing struggles about employees’ rights.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2008

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Government slammed by judges over lost pensions – The Times

Posted February 7th, 2008 in compensation, news, pensions by sally

“Tens of thousands of workers who lost the bulk of their retirement savings because of bad advice from the Government have won another round in their long-running battle for compensation.”

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The Times, 7th February 2008

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Justice Secretary commits to providing effective community sentences – Ministry of Justice

“Jack Straw has given his commitment to offer more community sentences that provide effective punishment and rehabilitation for offenders, benefiting communities whilst reducing reoffending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2008

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted February 7th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2008

The Rating Lists (Valuation Date) (England) Order 2008

The Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board (Prescribed Day) Order 2008The Offender Management Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008

The Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Downloading and Retention of Data) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Man accused of raping girl after fleeing secure hospital – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2008 in mental health, news, rape by sally

“A major investigation was under way yesterday after a man was accused of escaping from a secure mental health unit and raping a schoolgirl.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2008

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R (G) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in detention, law reports, police by sally

R (G) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2008] EWCA Civ 28; [2008] WLR (D) 35

“A custody officer who had determined that he had sufficient evidence to charge a suspect with the offence for which he had been arrested had no power to detain the suspect in custody for the purpose of enabling a Crown Prosecutor to decide whether or not the suspect should be charged.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in extradition, law reports, sentencing by sally

Pilecki v Circuit Court of Legnica, Poland [2008] UKHL 7; [2008] WLR (D) 34

“The judge, in considering the making of an extradition order under a European arrest warrant in a conviction case where the sentences had been aggregated, was not concerned with the lengths of the individual sentences; it sufficed if the aggregate sentence was of at least four months.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

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Maye v Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

Maye v Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland [2008] UKHL 9; [2008] WLR (D) 33

“The appellant’s interest in his parents’ unadministered estates and an action by him for damages for false imprisonment were ‘things in action’ and so ‘property’ within the definition in art 3(1) of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

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Majorstake Ltd v Curtis – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Majorstake Ltd v Curtis [2008] UKHL 10; [2008] WLR (D) 32

“For the purposes of s 47(2) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 ‘the premises’ in which a flat was contained was an objectively recognisable space which a visitor would regard as the premises. The combination of the tenant’s flat and the flat immediately below it in a block of 50 flats on nine floors did not comprise “the premises” in which the tenant’s flat was contained. The landlord’s proposal to redevelop the two flats into a single unit could not therefore defeat the tenant’s right to acquire a new lease.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

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R v Clarke; R v McDaid – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in indictments, law reports by sally

R v Clarke; R v McDaid [2008] UKHL 8; [2008] WLR (D) 31

“Where for most of a criminal trial there had been no signed indictment the proceedings had been invalid.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

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In re Airbase (UK) Ltd; In re Airbase International Services Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 7th, 2008 in floating charges, insolvency, law reports by sally

In re Airbase (UK) Ltd; In re Airbase International Services Ltd [2008] EWHC 124 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 30

“The provisions of s 176A of the Insolvency Act 1986, which dealt with floating charges relating to property of a company that was, inter alia, in administration, excluded from participation in any distribution from the ‘prescribed part’ of a company’s net property, as defined in s 176A(6) of the Act, secured creditors who had unsecured debts due to a shortfall in the value of their security.”

WLR Daily, 6th February 2008

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Fraud and white-collar crime: Fees, fraud and angry lawyers – Legal Week

Posted February 7th, 2008 in barristers, fees, fraud, news by sally

“Government proposals to cut the cost of complex fraud cases have resulted in a stand-off between barristers and the Legal Services Commission. Reduced fees could mean the quality of representation in complex fraud cases will plummet, as law firms and barristers desert the practice. Jon Robins reports.”

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Legal Week, 7th February 2008

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Jail for child porn ex-policeman – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in children, internet, pornography, sentencing by sally

“A retired Metropolitan Police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for distributing 1,863 indecent images of children on the internet.”

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BBC News, 6th February 2008
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MPs’ anger over jury ban plans – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in inquests, juries, news by sally

“Government plans to give the home secretary powers to remove juries from some inquests are ‘astonishing’, an influential group of MPs says.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2008
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Youth games exclusion ‘unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, sport by sally

“Children with learning disabilities will no longer be left out of the UK schools’ equivalent of the Olympics after a threat of legal action.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2008
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Regins v Clarke Regina v McDaid – Times Law Reports

Posted February 7th, 2008 in indictments, law reports by sally

Regina v Clarke; Regina v McDaid

House of Lords

“Where there had been no signed indictment during most of a criminal trial, the proceedings were invalid.”

The Times, 7th February 2008

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